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July 07, 2010

Community Colleges Unite to Improve Completion Rates

It's a lofty goal: to increase student-completion rates in community colleges by 50 percent over the next decade. Six national organizations representing the country's 1,200 community colleges, their governing boards, faculty, and students signed off on this joint vision in April and dubbed it "Demo...

June 30, 2010

Report Suggests Policies to Address College-Readiness Gap

Too often, high school grads just aren't academically prepared for college. The readiness gap is not only costly to students, families, institutions, and taxpayers, it is also a tremendous obstacle to increasing the nation's college-attainment levels. Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readines...

June 16, 2010

Minorities Drive Increase in Freshman Enrollment

More students are headed to college, and a large proportion of those freshmen are minorities. A report, "Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment Boom," released today by the Pew Research Center reveals the recent increase in the size of freshman classes at four-year colleges, community ...

June 10, 2010

Early College High Schools Show Promising Results

Imagine graduating from high school and already having an associate degree. That's what more and more students are accomplishing when they leave early college high schools. These schools form partnerships with local community colleges and allow students to take college-level classes to get a head s...

June 09, 2010

A Success Story for Improving Graduation Rates

Educators and policymakers are eager to know "what works" when it comes to helping low-income, underserved students graduate from high school and college. The College Success Foundation appears to have found some answers. The nonprofit foundation founded in 2000 in Washington state by Bob Craves ...

June 02, 2010

What Higher Ed Can Learn from New Education Trend Report

More kids are going to college, but it's much tougher for students who attend high-poverty schools. Study abroad is booming. And having a degree pays off big time in your paycheck. These are just some of the research findings in The Condition of Education 2010 report released May 27 by the National...

May 28, 2010

Answers to Top-Ten Questions About Getting Into College

When parents and students are confused about the college-application process or how to pay for it, many go online for answers. The popular search engine responds to 1 million questions every day and many deal with college. Here are the top-10 questions received by about applying for ...

May 19, 2010

Debating the Value of College

With students wallowing in debt, defaulting on loans, and facing a bleak job market, some are questioning: Is college worth it? There is an interesting debate going on this past week on the topic—and one that will surely continue for some time. It started with an article Friday in The New Yor...

April 27, 2010

Honoring a New Approach to Postsecondary Transition

It can be overwhelming for high school students to sort through all the choices to pursue after graduation &mdash and decide on what classes to take to prepare for the next step. Today, a new transition team approach pioneered by Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, is being recogni...

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